PORTLAND, Ore. — Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!
Cleary’s birthday, April 12, was deemed National D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day to honor her accomplishments as a children’s author.
Her books have reportedly been translated into 14 languages and continue to sell today worldwide.
Cleary has won numerous prestigious literary awards and was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2005.